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District Director Mark Aquino's report from the summer NABC in Atlanta can be viewed here. Reading these reports is an excellent way to remain informed of important decisions being made about the future of bridge. Previous reports are available through the "District Director's Report" tab at the left.


The beginning of New England's most popular tournament, the Ocean State Regional in Warwick, RI, is approaching. The easiest way to make hotel reservations at the Crowne Plaza is through the reservationist, Sarah Quintiliani. She is available from 8:00 through 4:30 Monday-Friday by email at reservations@crownehotelwarwick.com.

The tournament has a very strong slate of events, which can be viewed by clicking on the ad at the right. The details of the special events have now been set:
1. On Wednesday at 1:30 (between sessions) a star-studded panel of Shome Mukherjee, Geff Phipps, and Mark Aquino will go over the hands played in the morning session.
2. On Friday at 9:00 Peter Marcus will present an explanation of the ACBL's new rules.
3. The expert presentation on Friday at 9:15 will be by Mark Aquino. His topic is "The Inner Game of Bridge."
4. Friday will be dedicated to Helen Pawlowski for her years of service as tournament manager.


Ninety-five players advanced in rank in July. The list can be viewed here.


The North American Pairs (NAP) is a flighted national championship contested each year at the Spring NABC, which will be in Memphis next year. Each district provides representatives in each flight who are (believe it or not) paid to play there.

Important update: the date and location of the qualifying tournament for Flight A (open) has been changed again. It will be held in the Hartford area the weekend of October 27-28. The first qualifying session will be held at the Hartford Bridge Club on Saturday starting at 11 AM. Sunday's session will begin at Keeney Memorial Center in Wethersfield at 10 AM.

The qualifier for Flight B (0-2500) will be held in Mansfield, MA, on the weekend of November 10-11. The qualifier for Flight C (0-500 Non-Life Master) will also be in Mansfield on November 10. The Conditions of Contest can be viewed here

To play in any flight of the NAP qualifier one must first qualify at a club game designated for that purpose. The webmaster has asked club managers to provide a list of such games. The ones that have been received are posted here. This list, which was updated on July 31, is surely incomplete. Contact your local club to make sure.


In the North American Bridge Championships in Atlanta Doug Doub and Yiji Starr played on the winning team in the Freeman Mixed Board-a-Match Teams. Zach Grossack played on the winning team in the Under-26 Junior US Bridge Championships. Alan Watson and Rick Binder finished second in the Wernher Open Pairs.

Detailed results can be found here. The list of high finishers is here. The Daily Bulletins are here.


Whenever you earn a new rank a congratulatory message from District Director Mark Aquino will appear in your inbox. A few of the recent responses can be read here.


A tab has been added at the left: "Tips for Tournaments." It contains links to short articles about playing in tournaments sponsored by District 25. Two of the articles are new. One serves as an introduction to playing in Regional Tournaments. The other concerns the new Continuous Victory Point Scales that will be used in some Swiss events.


Minutes: Carolyn Weiser, District 25's secretary, has provided minutes for the most recent meeting of the Executive Committee, the body that makes the most important decisions about the course of bridge in New England. You can read them here. The minutes for the latest Board of Delegates meeting are here. Note: Minutes are not posted until they have been approved, which generally happens at the next meeting. 

Minutes from all recent meetings as well as lists of members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Delegates can always be found under the "Officers & Admin." tab at left.


District 25 Schedule for 2018:
Ocean State Regional, Warwick, RI, August 28-September 2
Harvest Regional and Flight A, B, and C NAP, Mansfield, MA,
   November 7-11


Winners Boards: NEBridge.org publishes photos of the winners of every strat in every event of every tournament sponsored by the district. Sad to say, the pages that contained the photos for 2014 and the first half of 2015 were lost in last summer's hardware catastrophe. However, the pages for all tournaments beginning with Hyannis in 2015 are available. The indexes have now been reconstructed.They are both available in the "Tournament Results" tab at left. The index by player can also be reached here. The index by tournament, date, and event is here. Please notify webmaster@NEBridge.org if you find any mistakes or want to submit a photo. It is never too late.


District 25 is definitely social. To keep up with the bridge news and gossip in New England check out our Facebook (NEBridge) page or follow us on Twitter (@NE_Bridge) or both. Twitter is very easy and non-threatening; for instructions on how to use it, just email webmaster@NEBridge.org.


New England Youth Bridge, Inc. has been working hard to showcase this great game to the video-game set. They urgently need our help. Details can be read here.


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